Cottonwood Creek Pool FAQ

General Questions

Do I have to buy a day pass if I'm already a Y member?

Access to all of our indoor pools are included with a YMCA membership. Nonmembers may purchase a day pass for the Cottonwood Creek indoor pool.

Nonmember Rates (Age 18 and older please show photo ID.)
$10 Youth (ages 3-17)
$15 Adult (ages 18 & over)
$45 Family*

*Family Rate is intended for two adults in the same household and four children ages 3-17. Children 2 years old and under are free.

YMCA members may use the facility for free.

*Please note cash is accepted at Cottonwood Creek Recreation Center during our summer season. We are unable to make change so please use exact change only or use another form of payment. In the event exact change is not an option, you can donate the difference to support the Y's financial assistance programs. Thank you!*

Do you give refunds for inclement weather?

Pools will close temporarily for any lightning within 2 miles. At Cottonwood Creek we will give a raincheck if the pool is closed for lightning within 30 minutes of your arrival.

Can I make a reservation, call ahead or use a "Wait Away" program?

You may make reservations for large groups (20+) and birthday parties. We currently do not have a call ahead or wait away system at our indoor pools. We request two weeks notice for any group reservation larger than 20 and birthday parties.

Can someone else buy my day pass for me before I get there?

As long as the pool is not at capacity, another person can buy your day pass ahead of time if you will be joining them soon. You will need to present a government issued photo ID (if 18+) upon arrival.  

Why does my child need a swim band?

Swim bands are part of our method of providing a safe environment for every child. Nonmembers will receive a band daily and will be swim tested daily to be able to use the features that are required for each skill level. Members can wear previously earned neck bands and bring them to the pools. Member bands are determined by the most recent band noted in our system.

What can I bring?

Are floaties allowed?

You may bring Coast Guard approved floatation devices such as life jackets or puddle jumpers. Each pool has a limited supply of puddle jumpers you may borrow at no cost. Pool noodles and beach balls are allowed.

Inflatables and inner tubes are not allowed.

Can you bring food/a cooler? Do you sell food?

Food is not allowed in the pool area.

Can I bring water guns, beach balls, and other pool toys?

Yes, most pool toys are permitted at the outdoor pools. Hard balls such as tennis balls, footballs, etc, are not permitted.

Pool Amenities

Do you offer swim lessons?

Yes! Check out dates and times at

Do you offer water exercise classes?

Yes! Please visit to view class times for water exercise. Water exercise classes are free to YMCA members. Nonmembers must purchase a day pass.

Do you have an area for kids/slides?

Cottonwood Creek YMCA has a wave pool, lazy river, whirlpool and a slide.

When is open swim?

Open swim hours for the Cottonwood Creek YMCA can be located here under the 'hours' tab.

If you have any other questions, please contact the front desk at the Cottonwood Creek YMCA 719.385.6508

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